The Quick and the Dead Hardback
Written in 1956 but still relevant and throught-provoking today, this book is an absolute revelation on test flying with the British aircraft organisations and manufacturers in the 1950s.
Written with refreshing frankness and truth - which allegedly finally cost him his job at the "Daily Express" - this account details what really went on behind the scenes in the defence world.
Waterton pulls no punches in recounting the non-cooperation of civil servants in improving/altering recognised faults (often minor) when developing aircraft - to the cost of lives lost.
This is an astonishing insight into the workings of the British aircraft industry.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 248 pages, b/w photos
- Publisher: Grub Street
- Publication Date: 31/05/2012
- Category: Military history: post WW2 conflicts
- ISBN: 9781908117274